Tax Incentives for Local Vendors

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The City of National City receives sales tax revenue of approximately 1% of all taxable sales transacted in the City, and an additional 1% due to Proposition ‘D’. Therefore, an adjustment of 2% may be made for bids submitted by local vendors. This 2% “deduction” will be made for evaluation purposes only, in an effort to determine the true cost to the City and therefore determine the lowest bid.  A “local vendor” is defined as having a fixed location within the corporate limits of National City.

Local vendors having multiple locations must agree that any sales made to the City of National City be negotiated from the National City location, and thus declared on the "State, Local and District Sales and Use Tax Return" filed with the State Board of Equalization as having National City as the point of sale.

If the award is made to a local vendor, the City of National City may require a copy of the "State, Local and District Sales and Use Tax Return" submitted to the Finance Director. All returns will be treated in a confidential manner.

By virtue of their signature on the bid package, all vendors participating in the bid process acknowledge, understand and agree with the above policy.